Every year DuPage County Adopts a State Legislative Agenda. The State Legislative Agenda sets DuPage County's priorities. This year's State Legislative Agenda priorities are listed below:
Reduce the Size, Scope and Costs of Local Government
Preserve Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF)
Support Non-Profit Community: That provides a safety net for county residents through the delivery of critical services to those residents in need of our assistance.
Maintain DuPage Convalescent Center Enhanced Medicaid Rate
Ensure Safe Housing for our Communities
Protect the Public Health of County Residents
Provide Noise Relief for Communities Surrounding O'Hare
Expand Opportunities for Electronic Recycling
Equal Share of State Tourism Grants
Address the Rising Costs of Court Operations
Support Adequate Reimbursement of probation Costs
That's a hefty agenda. Without a State Budget it will be hard to satisfy many of the priorities.
Today, at the Legislative Committee Meeting I asked that we include in the document Passage of a Budget by the General Assembly and the governor. The committee failed to act on my request. The response I received was ''we don't tell our legislators how to do their job." But in essence, that is exactly what our Legislative Agenda does.
So many in our community are hurting due to the financial crisis in Springfield. This is why I feel it is so important for DuPage County take a stand on behalf of our citizens and call for the governor and the General Assembly to work together and end the budget impasse.
You can find the complete State Legislative Agenda here.